Milwaukie resident, John Devine passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at the age of 67.
A celebration of life and reception will be held at Montevilla Baptist Church at a time yet to be determined.
John was born in Portland, Oregon on April 17, 1956, to George and Phyllis Devine. He was raised primarily in the Portland area but also spent some school years in Palm Springs, California. He graduated from Hillsboro High and went to Multnomah University and Portland State. After graduating he became a teacher in Portland and Hillsboro. He married Linda Sue Musgrave on July 4, 2008, in Tucson, Arizona. John spent the last 20 years as an art teacher and retired from Cleveland High School in 2018.
John loved art, music, reading, cats, and playing games in which, he could be the hero. He was a proficient photographer and enjoyed drawing and painting. He is remembered as being a kind and intelligent man with a reserved disposition, a robust laugh, a broad sense of humor, and dedicated faith in Jesus.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Devine; sister, Mary Brown (Doug); and nephew, Jared Brown as well as several extended family members.
John is preceded in death by his parents, George, and Phyllis Devine.